Thursday, March 12

Rocotillo Pepper Pasta Salad with White Baslamic Dressing

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This week the weather has been just plain out CRAZY. We went from snow and ice to beautiful 80 degree weather. All that gorgeous sunshine has me wanting to spend the days outside and eating lighter summer foods. I'm so ready to plant my garden and reap the benefits of homegrown veggies. Can you believe the weather is changing yet again tonight? Goodbye beautiful, hello freezing rain and 30 degree temps. My sinuses are going to go bonkers. 

Rocotillo Pepper Pasta Salad with White Balsamic Dressing

8 oz Ditalini pasta (cooked and drained)
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons country-style grainy mustard
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 large tomato (chopped)
1 Rocotillo pepper (sliced)
1 Banana pepper (sliced)
3 small onion (sliced)
1 large can black olives
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl whisk, oil, vinegar, and mustard. Toss in pasta, tomato, peppers, onion, olives and mix together. Fold in Parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


Ari (Baking and Books) said...

I can't wait to plant my garden too! We don't have room for a veggie garden but I do plant a huge herb garden in hanging porch pots. I miss having fresh herbs at my fingertips. :)

This pasta salad looks delish!

Karen Brown Letarte said...

Oooooooh, this looks SO yummy! WHAT is a rocotillo pepper? I'm dying to know. Also to try your recipe :) K

Anonymous said...

So simple to make and yet such a delicious and gorgeous looking salad! We love eating pasta salads like this - yum!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds delicious. Perfect for the upcoming spring season. I love all the ingredients in the dressing!

Lori Lackey said...

That looks WONDERFUL!

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Chef E said...

I love pasta...oh how I long for my pasta and peppers...this dish is very pleasing to the eye and is making me hungry!!!

Reeni♥ said...

This is a perfectly delicious salad! The weather has been haywire here too and I'm so looking forward to fresh veggies this summer.

Culinarywannabe said...

This looks delicious! And I know, I think the weather changes make us all sick!

Island pepperpot said...

Great looking salad, makes me hungry just looking at it.

Gloria Chadwick said...

Your pasta salad looks absolutely delicious! I love olives in a pasta salad. :)

Creative Mish said...

I have to make this! I love pasta salad!

Sara said...

This looks like a great salad. I really like white balsamic, but haven't bought it in awhile for some reason. You reminded me that I need to pick some up and start cooking with it again!

Grace said...

i love the shapes of that pasta--i haven't seen it before! it's a great salad, and i'm smitten with that dressing. wonderful, wonderful. :)

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